Wesley-Logan Prize Recipients
The Wesley-Logan Prize jointly sponsored by the AHA and the ASALH for an outstanding book on some aspect of the history of the dispersion, settlement, and adjustment, and the return of peoples originally from Africa. This award was established in 1993 and is awarded annually.
2015 Wesley-Logan Prize
Ada Ferrer, New York Univ.
Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge Univ. Press)
Freedom’s Mirror is an elegant, detailed, and convincing treatment of the paradoxes characterizing the Age of Revolution in the early modern Caribbean. At the moment Saint-Domingue became Haiti—a symbol of freedom and sovereignty in the Atlantic—its eastern neighbor Cuba became increasingly entrenched in sugar, slavery, and imperial authority. Moving beyond comparative history by exploring transnational connections, interdependencies, and geopolitical crises, this book is a welcome addition to the historiography of slavery in the Americas.